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're creating a four-tier system. there will be people with private, commercial insurance. people on medicare. then there's going to be people on obama care and people on medicaid. medicaid is, unfortunately, the lowest tier. obama care's not that much better. the commercial insurers are openly calling it less -- >> even with the higher premiums, it's not going to be much better? >> no. they've managed on to see make it more expensive and degrade the process the obama care reimbursement rates will be skinny in terms of the number of doctors you can see. the commercial insurers are openly calling it medicaid plus. we ought to beef what they were saying. -- to believe what they are saying. >> i thought there was just a doctor shortage. people found it to be incendiary. it feels like certainly there's not going to be enough doctors or wall street medicine to go around. >> i think there's not an overall shortage. i think physician productivity will increase with new technology and aging upon require less intensive medical care because people are aging differently. i think there's going to be doct
versus the government, when you have medicaid and medicare, it's been going on for years. how is that different? >> absolutely incorrect. >> medicare is a government sponsored -- >> that part is true. medicare is for the elderly. medicaid is for people who can't afford -- >> i'm saying they live side by side -- >> they're not mandated, bob, this is the new wrinkle -- >> i don't think -- you've got to pay fica. >> you're not mandated to buy it though. >> let me get dana in here. my prediction is it doesn't collapse. can't see the biggest spender in history, president obama, letting this thing death spiral on its own. i think he's going to throw mass itch amounts of money to keep it afloat. will they have an opportunity to make the case for single payer if they don't get the enrollments? and they have to say, let's step in here and the government take control? >> it's hard for me to imagine an america today where that political conversation could take place and be successful. possibly in some of the states. you might be able to do a state-based experiment in vermont or some plac
who have left hundreds of dollars of savgs on the table by not choosing the rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. across the country has brought me to the lovely city of boston. cheers. and seeing as it's such a historic city, i'm sure they'll appreciate that geico's been saving people money for over 75 years. oh... dear, i've dropped my tea into the boston harbor. huhh... i guess this party's over. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> a bit of a low key day at the white house today. the arrival of the national christmas tree, a bit later on the president and first lady ventured out to the national mall to meet with protesters who are fasting in support of comprehensive immigration reform. the o
announcer ] how do you get your bounce? on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >> you may remember the implementation of health care law as the biggest. so can his team hit the website running? can it bost confidence in the commander in chief? "washington post" political reporter aaron blake, good morning to you both. let me start with you. is this it? you all had a headline that the president wants to avoid the mission accomplished banner, if you will. tomorrow we have this deadline and say it works the way they say it should. what does the president say some you say hey, it's working well. someone will find a problem two days later and there you go. >> i don't think you will see a mission accomplished sort of
to be here. >> new signs for the administration of trouble. medicare officials have dialing back and the progress tomorrow and scrapping the enrollment record that was planned for december. >> november 30th doesn't represent a relaunch of health care dot gov. there is going to be times after this when the website doesn't perform up to standards. >> the president had a rough rollout. but he is shifting the focus to immigration >> that is right. earlier today we didn't have anything on the schedule for the president. now we have learned he is left with the white house pool and is headed to the national mall. they are visiting with a protest group known as fast for families. they have obstained from all food since november 12th except water. the republican leadership in the house wants to do leadership we form, but they want to do it piece meal with a focus on boarder security. this has been a focus for the white house. the vice president and chief of staff have been there. an attempt to shift the focus from the so-called relaunch of the obamacare website to immigration reform. >> a
are what are called dual eligible eligible for both medicare or medical and medicare. what is long-term care integration? what does that phrase mean? it means the integration of primary and acute care services with long-term services and supports as well as institutional care. so we're talking about bringing the medical model together with the social services model, and they will both be provided by managed care health plans to this population, the dual eligibles, those who are eligible for med ical and medicare so an older population as well as a population with disabilities as well as populations who are older so it's a mix. this plan was prepared because california has instituted a coordinated care initiative. in january of 2012 governor jerry brown introduced the coordinated care initiative. its purpose across the state of california is to improve coordinate and coordination of service delivery for consumer satisfaction of the groups i mentioned and at the same time substantial savings so they want to shift where services are provided. i should tell you that the coordinat
medicare and medical funds for the target populations in those counties to be served through managed care health plans. alameda county is doing an enormous amount of work we're tracking those closely. in 2016 there will be 8 other counties included san francisco we anticipate will be one of those counties in 2016 so what we're doing now is to take this time to get ready to learn what's happening in the other 8 county ies so that we can do the best possible job for all of the people who are going to be transitioning to this demonstration project in san francisco. san francisco is what is known as a two plan model. we have the san francisco health plan which some of you may have heard of which is the public option and we have anthem blue cross which is the commercial plan and we have a third option the pace program provided through on lock so those 3 options will be available for the target population that i mentioned older adults who are dually eligible and they will enroll either by choice or they will be passively enrolled. let's talk about numbers. the numbers of people we're talk
is connecting the internet of everything. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> welcome back. you're watching a live picture from glasgow via skype of a helicopter crash into a pub there. there are multiple ambulances and a special operations team onsite. they're not confirming the number of injuries but a witness that she saw numerous people being removed from the building. can you tell me what you're seeing there? >> at the moment i'm seeing a lot of vehicles, 30 or 40 firemen huddled together. a fire engine is blocking us from being able to see too much. >> can you tell me what you saw and heard when the helicopter went down into the pub? >> well, i live around the corner from the pub and the first thing w
that's progressive. call or click today. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> in the impact segment tonight, we continue with lead story. what's the biggest problem facing us today. brand new fox news analyst herman cain. and you say? >> hello, bill. i say the biggest problem that this country has is a deficiency of leadership. we do not have a leader in the white house. we have a politician in the white house who is continuing his popularity campaign even though he has already been reelected. this deficiency of leadership is why the debt is out of control. why this economy is shrinking instead of growing, why the unemployment rate is not going down, and a host of other problems stem from a deficiency of le
of things which are keeping people on medicare and keeping people to the extent that they can stay in the middle class, these are the kind of things dependent on. >> nobody is talking about cutting medicare or social security. >> sure they are talking about it the president himself has even said that he is open to cuts in medicare. >> the only cuts in medicare would come for people who are wealthy. over a certain threshold. so, let's not propagandize the issue. let's get back to the vision that president obama has as compared to your former boss, bill clinton. clinton had a fiscally irresponsible. he didn't attempt to micromanage the private sector. and he had a couple of economic bumps in the road. whereas president obama is the biggest spending president in the history by far. and much more of a i don't care much about the debt whereas clinton kind of did or am i wrong? >> first of all when president clinton took office the economy was starting to grow. when president obama took office the congress was shrinking all time rare. god to be fair i any that some of -- both of them rai
of americans see what's going to happen. the seniors, people in medicare see the change they have, it will cow chaos, confusion and put a lot of people in a difficult place. we are talking about a website that hasn't worked. wait until this thing really hits the fan. glenn: thanfan.. gregg: thank you very much. heather: disturbing news on the morning after pill known as plan b. what it could mean for lots of other pills. dr. marc siegel is here, then there is this. stunning new video from a deadly train collapse. ♪ ho ho ho [ female announcer ] at 100 calories, not all food choices add up. some are giant. some not so giant. when managing your weight, bigger is always better. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant gregg: before martha maccallum left for thanksgiving she sat down with one special hero who made american history. martha: it's now more than 40 years since man walked on the moon. the last mission to the moon was apollo 17. it blasted off way back in 1972. and some lunar explorers sharing their stories with our own neil cavuto on "fly plea t "fly me t" and the last man to step foot on the mo
. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> today, china scrambled fighter jets in contested air space above the east china sea, part of a growing dispute over islands claimed by both china and japan. now we understand the u.s. has made another flight right through that contested air space. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins us live now from the pentagon. barbara, it doesn't like the u.s. backing down. what's the latest you're hearing? >> well, jim, sources here at the pentagon are telling us that this flight was part of what the u.s. military plans to continue to do all the time. fly through international air space. china can claim it's theres but the u.s. military will not obey the chinese rules
net, do they want to roll back medicare. how far do they want to roll it back. social security. this is the big lie. they love medicare. seniors love it. >> their constituencies -- they are older, white, senior based which is their base. they love that stuff but they don't think about it as something the government is doing for them. they come to take it for granted. it's been part of their landscape. none of us remember what it was like to grow old and live in that kind of fear. so there is a real disconnect. you're right. between what they preach and what -- >> okay. howard why do they assume the center left, roosevelt to the left, over to the left, had some republican support why do they feel they are wrong. these guys were right about social security. it helps the poor. >> these people believe that the role of faith and the role of markets can take the place of the role of government. they do. and i agree with you on one level they don't want to get rid of medicare and social security but want to reverse history. they view this as a long running program to reverse history.
the iams difference or your money back. with 2x the meat. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> spongebob and a dozen other giant balloons did not disappoint fans here in new york city. they were kept on a tight leash because of the threat of high winds. despite bitter cold, millions lined the streets and had a great time. >>> and president obama spent part of his thanksgiving on the phone. there he is. it's coming up. making overseas calls from the oval office. the white house said he sent holiday greetings to ten members of the u.s. armed forces and thanked them for their service and gave the military a shout-out during his thanksgiving address to the nation. >> we give thanks for the freedoms they defen
are on medicare, very important. we had open enrollment for one more week. there a lot of changes to which drugs and how much. please look at the assess ams and make a decision that is best for you. you might save money. >> what about the stuff left over. >> flexible spending allow to you put $2500 away pretax into an account and you use that for medical expenses. starting next year you will be able to carry over $500 but and there is a big but, your employee has to amend the plan for this year. some people have a use it or lose it provision. you may have to use it by december 31st and check with your employer. next year you can carry forward that $500 and that is brand-new from the irs. >> let's talk about stocks. most people know that by now. what should we focus on over the next month? >> with stocks up 20 or 30%, it's a great time to look at your account and make sure that you balance everything and things are where they should be. if you have a taxable account, it may be worth it to make sure you lost money especially at the wrong time. if you use them to get rid of a ga
you're sick or hurt, aflac pays you cash. find out more at aflac.com. medicare open enrollment. when youof year again.rt, aflac pays you cash. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare ♪ >>> it is a big weekend for both college and nfl. make a or break season for teams full of surprises. our resident expert is not sam stein. >> the nfl is one thing but i got to go to joe on this because i never thought that auburn would be where they are at 10-1 and i'm not sure that they can beat alabama but it's a different game than thought it would be. >> they can beat alabama and they can beat alabama because these games always surprise. when you have a team this good, having a chance to destroy alabama's season and they would destroy alabama's season -- >> you really think they have a chance? >> do i. it's in auburn. identify
to roll back medicare in how far back do they want to roll it back? >> privatize. >> they want all that stuff. they love medicare. seniors love it. >> their constituency, they are older, white, senior base, which really is their base, they love that stuff but they don't think about it as something the government is doing for them. they take it for granted. it's part of their landscape. none of us remember what it was like to grow old and live in that kind of fear. there's a real disconnect, you're right, between what they preach. >> howard, why do they assume the center left, who built these programs, roosevelt over to the left, built with some republican support, why do they feel there's always wrong. wait a minute. these guys are right about social security, helps poor, working poor and middle class. >> well, it's because these people believe that the role of fate and the role of markets can take the place of government. they do. i agree with you on one level they don't want to get rid of medicare and social security but they want to reverse history. they view this as a long-runn
the right partner at your side. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. of trouble. ♪ oh, oh, oh >> justin believener hot water again, this time in australia. that is bieber you see there, springing graffiti on the wall of a hotel. he insists he got permission from the hotel, but the mayor of the city wants him to return and get rid of the graffiti tweeting this, glad you had a great time in australia's gold coast. hope to see you soon to clean up your mess. make me a belieber. it looks like the so-called comet of the century survived its encounter with the sun. scientists thought the comet ice son disintegrated but they now believe a chunk of the nucleus did survive. they say it's throwing off dust and probably gas but its future is still untern. we'll keep al eye on its condition. >> thank goodness it made it. let's talk now about the tensions in asia over air space. china and japan still squabbling about an area above the east china sea. south korea also upset. now we understand the u.s. has made anothe
. >> christmas tradition at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> a live look just outside the window here, rockefeller plaza, you see folks doing what they do. it's cold here and people out enjoying black friday. this is the day that retailers really hoping people come out and spend money, when they make so much of that money. look at that. times square, new york, going to be a busy place. i'll see you down there in eight minutes. >> black friday protests at walmart are taking place. a group called our walmart is calling on them to improve working conditions, including a minimum salary that would net them $25,000 a year. at the protest in chicago, at least ten arrests including tw
medicare? how far back to they want to roll it back? get rid of social security? this is the big lie. they want that stuff. they love medicare. seniors love it. i never met anybody who didn't love it. >> you're right. their older white, senior base, love that stuff. but don't think about it as something that government is doing for them. they have come to take it for granted. it's always been part of their landscape. none of us remember what it was like to grow old and live in that kind of fear. and so there is -- there is a real disconnect, you're right, between what they preach and what -- >> why do they -- okay, howard, why do they assume the center left -- roosevelt to the left -- built with some republican support. why do they feel there has always been wrong? wait a minute, these guys were right about social security, helps the poor, working poor, middle class. >> it's because these people believe that the role of faith and the role of markets can take the place of the role of government. they do. and i agree with you on one level, they don't want to get rid of medicare and soc
national. go like a pro. on the table by not choosing the rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer rvice, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. >>> this uncertain economy is tough on everyone. especially recent graduates. even with college degrees and advanced degrees, many are still unemployed or even under employed. we have invited back to "on the record" some young job seekers who wer
response i've gotten in weeks on anything. stay with us. vo: it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare store and essentially they just get sold something. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. it's the ultimate sale on the only bed clinically proven to improve sleep quality. the sleep number bed. once you experience it, there's no going back. for one week only, queen mattresses start at just $599.99. and save 50% on our limited edition innovation series beds. plus special financing. only at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort individualized >>> a fox report now. more of today's headlines from the fox news deck. iran may be talking with the united states but it won't give israel the time of day. top diplomat for islam is jeffing to have talks wit
of having the financial resources to access them. it is not covered under medical or medicare to some degree it is if the providers want to work with them but it's still not enough to be able to allow or grant enough access so that's an issue i think can be explored more as far as the vendors their availability to have it covered through medical and also working to see about trying to diversify to make it more accessible. second in the picture in the middle i have a picture of one of our co-workers peter mendoza who's using his electric power chair but more importantly he has a setup of 2 smart tablets being held up in front of him by a coil type of clamp. hey peter, thank you. [laughter]. >> for those who are here peter is approaching and he's showing off his setup system. by having these thin but sturdy clamps he's able to access his smart devices really important for getting around the city when at work for checking e-mails basically being able to increase his capacity to work and access the community. thank you peter. lastly on the right i have a picture of a hurricane -- spe
to do what we love? on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> welcome back to "new day." look at this. black friday, several stores getting an early jump on all the shopping frenzy. the doors at macy's opened at 8:00 p.m. last night. bargain hunters raced to be the first to snag the best deals. macy's ceo, terry lundgren, joins us right now from inside the fray. what a pleasure to have you, mr. lundgren. thank you so much for joining us this morning on "new day." >> i wouldn't be anywhere else but right here. >> we appreciate it. we know you have been open since 8:00 p.m. last night. so far, how are things going? >> great. i was here at about 7:30 circling the building. we had about 15,000 people outs
. [ male announcer ] have the right partner at your side. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. >>> good morning to you. it is finally friday, the 29th of november, 2013. i'm anna kooiman in for elisabeth. black friday madness. instead of getting bargain, some ending up in handcuff examines behind bars. >> good morning to you. i'm kelly wright in for steve doocy. as obamacare continues to unravel, there is new proof dems are in panic mode. are they trying to run away from the president's signature achievement? >> and ever think your cat hates you? he does. we've got the proof. why your cat hates you. "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. >>> that's why i like cats, 'cause they come around when you want them to and then they're aloof. it turns out they may hate you all together. >> i'm more of a dog person. i had someone say don't ever say you're a cat person or dog person 'cause you will alienate half your audience. >> black friday is among one of the most hated days by people who are averse to others hitting the
. there are seniors who have left hundreds of dollars of savings on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away.
to become an integral part of the american social fabric like medicare or social security is. is. >> brown: avik roy, is it an essential part of the fabric -- how do americans see it? is it a responsibility of government? is it a right of citizens? >> well, i don't think the american public-- and the polls echo this-- the american public doesn't necessarily believe the government should have complete responsibility for the health care system or even a broad responsibility for the health care system. however, i do share the goal-- and i think a lot of conservatives do share the goal-- that a basic safety net that does provide basic health care for everyone is an attractive and worthy goal. the problem with our system today is the enormous waste and the unaffordability of the system today and the federal spending which is increasingly a burden on middle-class taxpayers. and the thing with the affordable care acting is while it does expand coverage it makes health care less affordable for a lot of people. >> brown: so is it a question of where to draw the line with how much government action
advisory hewlett-packard -- verizon to hewlett-packard. medicare and medicaid has already begun the switch over. hewlett-packard had no comment. >>> china says it can explain everything. the reason it declared a new air defense zone in an area controlled by japan. >> and good-bye to a piece of honeymooner history. >> after the break, to the holiday weekend forecast, which day will be the warmest so you can plan your saturday and sunday. see you back here. to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >>> new information about a gambling ring that has been run out of coffee shops. the took investigators two years of wire taps to make a case against 8 people who involve 30 coffee shops. those responsible are involved in gangs. >>> tensions running high between china and japan and the u.s. is refusing to sit on the sidelines. the report from london. >> reporter: it is neither territorial air space -- >> the establishment of an air defense i
and it is covered by medicare. andrea roane, wusa9. >>> in the morning's health alert how cholesterol may be fueling breast cancer. researchers at the duke center -- rather the duke cancer institute say a by-product of cholesterol fuels the growth and spread of breast cancer. they say the molecule mimics the hormone estrogen and promotes cancer growth. scientists also found anticholesterol drugs including statins can slow the spread of cancerous cells. >>> scientists at the scrips research institute in california have snapped the most detailed photo ever of a key part of the hepatitis c. virus. the photo shows the protein the virus uses to infect liver cells. researchers say it will help speed up the development of an effective hepatitis c. vaccine. >>> a new global study reveals that more than four billion people, more than half of the world's population live in countries where cancer patients cannot get pain medications to ease suffering. researchers found countries that heavily regulate pain meds are causing cancer patients to suffer. >>> time right now is 4:52. we're going to look at today's que
attacks or the dementia. it is going to break the bank. medicare will be broke by the year 2026. this is why your obesity affects me. we have toxic substances that are not abused. everything is toxic in the right dose, even water will kill you. substances that will definitely kill you. iron, vitamin d, oxygen, pseudoephedrine, water. these are all toxic substances that are not abused. we don't have to regulate them. we also have abused substances that are not toxic thomas like caffeine. nicotine, until the towers are added. you can buy nicorette gum and walgreens, and it is no problem. substancesve toxic that are abused, now you've got morphine, like heroin, amphetamine, cocaine, and ethanol. what? sugar meets all the same criteria for all the reasons i just laid out for you. the question is, what are we going to do about it? the american heart association says, this is a problem. they said -- i contributed to thatscientific statement, we currently consume 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day. to nineto reduce that teaspoons per day for males and six teaspoons per day for females
to hp after outages across the system. the centers for medicare and medicaid services which oversees healthcare.gov says its contract was set to end in march, but they started taking new bids. the white house has promised to have the site working smoothly for most users by this weekend. verizon stock in frankfurt down around 0.2%. hewlett packard up 0.2%. >>> still to come, uk home builders got hit hard after the bank of england's surprise by scrapping the lending scheme for mortgage finance. we'll look at the latest mortgage data, discuss the implications of that move and get into the latest currency moves, as well. >>> down to a five-year low against the euro today after the bank of japan governor said the japanese central bank had no plan to monetize monetary policy. he did stress japan is aimed solely at meeting its 2% inflation targets. the announcement came in october. dollar/yen meanwhile is at a six-month low against the dollar at 102.61. orich, good to see you. dollar/yen, have we finally consolidated a break above 100? >> yeah, i think so. the market was very concerned abou
changes in benefit programs, such as medicare. that leaves a small set of elements on the table for a deal, which would set a ending level for the rest of the fiscal year and modestly reduce the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration that will hit in january. to replace the sequestered cuts, officials said lawmakers are looking at increasing airport security fees, cutting costs in federal employee retirement programs and drawing on revenue from the auction of broadband spectrum. democrats want to count savings from program changes and a farm bill, which is being negotiated in a separate process to offset sequestered cuts. republicans say the savings should go to general deficit reduction. negotiators may try to come to a deal that covers the current and following fiscal years when the cuts our deepest. brian, leominster, massachusetts on our republican line. we are talking about job in security in the u.s. our problem is we need to be more like china. china will not let you bring your country unless you made it there. we need to start making stuff in this country. understand
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this relaunch actually goes? what are you looking for? >> my point of reference was the medicare part d plan, which i was responsible for implementing. we went through a six to eight-week period of frankly a lot of technology problems that over -- or at least in the sixth, seventh, eighth week, we did see it smooth out. our problems with -- were different, they were less profound. but what i'm going to be looking for are a set of metrics that can demonstrate that there is clear progress, understood, and that it's steady. >> mr. secretary, given your experience, are you able to just shed some light on what the technical implications are as we now learn of the decision to move the contract to host the whole service away from verizon and over to hp, and presumably, therefore, all of the great d a databases and action to hp over the coming weeks? how big of a job is that from your point of view, from a policy perspective? and would you have made that decision given where we obviously are? >> well, none of us have the benefit of real insight into why they made the decision. but i think you could
is add one thing to the current system and that is simply let people buy into medicare for what it costs the government to supply medicare. what are the costs of government to supply medicare if you take the medicaid budget and divided by the number of people it is about $802 a month. that is a huge amount of money. if we put medicare on the exchanges and let people buy into it we could give people the same subsidy. it's sort of already set up to do that, and that would be a way of letting the private insurance companies who believe that the government is an efficient to compete and we will see what happens, so that is how i sort of settled at the conundrum in my own head. i think it would be a good thing to do. >> how do you feel your book will affect the medical world like everywhere across the world now? >> well, there is a whole percolating thing happening and it's not just in medicine because one of the things about my book is it's not just about medicine that people recognize it is about style. whether we are teachers or lawyers or how we live and what is a value to us. you don't n
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